Tag: energy

Gone in 60 seconds

The GeoOrbital bike wheel offers a new take on bicycles! With this item, one can cleverly swap ‘only’ the front wheel of a bicycle for it to become electric. The wheel itself is battery-powered allowing your bike to become electric…

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Sladda by IKEA

IKEA the Swedish furniture company has their eyes firmly set on sustainability concerns and have therefore moved towards personal transportation issues. Their new Sladda bike is packed with accessories allowing its customization. For instance; the front rack can be altered…

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE (CARDBOARD) BOX

The popular skin company Aesop has unveiled a new LA store whose interior is made completely of cardboard tubes. The designers Brooks + Scarpa developed this idea to establish Aesop’s identity via a monotone earthly and natural aesthetic. The main…

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY

Tunisia are introducing a new revolutionary ‘flapping’ wind-turbine! Until now, the understanding of bird mechanics has been limited, as has been their translation into technology. Now, a pioneering scientist Anis Aouini is using 3D Aouinian kinematics to develop a wind-turbine…

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Dutch Bioluminescence Pavilion

At this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival the info booth pavilion involves an intriguing play of light. Known as the ‘Eye  Beacon’, the architectural office of UNStudio designed the Pavilion in a joint collaboration with MDT-tex. Together they have created a…

Tesla battery production

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has initiated the mass production of lithium-ion battery cells at his Gigafactory in Nevada. The entrepreneur expects to produce 150 GWh of lithium-ion battery cells each year to support 1.5 million electric vehicles. The factory also…

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A Living Brick

The Living Architecture (LIAR) project is developing a building ‘unit’ blocks that is able to covert sunlight, waste water and air into clean energy. The collaboration between Newcastle University and experts from the universities of the West of England (UWE…

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NEW LEVEL SOLAR

The California-based energy firm SolarReserve have recently announced plans to extend their Nevada concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, creating the energy to power a million US homes. Under the umbrella name Sandstone, they say they plan to build 10 similar…

STEP INTO THE LIGHT

Most people’s ideas of renewables mainly focus on wind and solar. Now, the simple act of walking is slowly becoming a game-changer in the battle to create emissions-free energy. In Las Vegas, the world’s first smart streetlights powered by the…

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WIND-HYDRO COMBO

What do wind farms do when there is no wind…? Exactly! Now, in the Swabian-Franconian Forest in Germany, Max Bögl (Wind AG) and GE Renewable energy are pioneering new technology to address that issue. In recent work, they are combining…